Most states require or will soon require electricity suppliers to provide a percentage of their electricity sales from solar generation as well as other renewable forms of energy through Renewable Portfolio Standards. This means that utilities have to construct their own renewable energy plants to provide sustainable electricity, or they will purchase these credits [...]
A properly designed and installed solar thermal system can pay for itself in as little as 5 years. A properly designed and installed solar PV system can typically pay for itself in as little as 5 years or as long as 12 years depending on the value of electricity and the value of Solar [...]
Your contractor should take care of all the site analysis and paperwork for the state grant programs and we will get approval from the state before starting any work. Most installers will also provide all the information and forms for your accountant to proceed with the federal tax credit.
A federal tax credit of 30% with no limit cap applies to all consumers and businesses. Pennsylvania has a rebate plan called the PA Sunshine Program that gives a per installed watt cash rebate – as more solar is installed Typically these two incentive programs will offset approximately 50% of the installed cost. NJ [...]
PV systems typically range in price from $5.00 – $8.00 per watt installed, depending on several factors including difficulty of installation. >Click here to contact an MSSA member for information on solar for your home or business!
With grid-tied PV systems if a storm or accident breaks an overhead electrical wire then your solar system will not send power into the electrical system and endanger people. Photovoltaic solar systems will only keep producing power during a power failure if you have batteries attached to the system.
Not typically, and if it is required it will only be for a couple hours while integrating the system into to onsite electric or hot water systems.
Installing a Solar PV system can take anywhere from 2 to 5 days, depending on its size. Installing a Solar Thermal system typically takes 2-3 days.
Yes! Solar Thermal will still work at close to 100% on partly cloudy days and 60-70% on overcast days.
Yes! On partly cloudy days PV can generate up to 80% of their potential energy production. On overcast days PV can produce about 25% of its potential.